in canada, aborigines suffer far higher rates of unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, and suicide in the general population. we're joined by pamela palmater, the chair and indigenous governments at ryerson university, a spokeswoman for itamar movement and a member of the eel river bar for station. welcome to "democracy now!" start off why the name of the movement, "idle no more." >> it is really symbolic of trying to get people organized at the grassroots level. for many decades, we have the scenario where politicians in canada are making decisions over the lives of first nations communities across this country and first asian leaders who are trapped in the system under the legislation that we have the controls every single action and decision they make, which relieves the grassroots people out of the decision making process.